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months until new york city's ban on large sodas kick in. they unanimously approved the ban for street cars and movie theaters. fruit juices, milk shakes and alcohol are exempt. maybe we need more bans to stay healthy. some of the bad food tastes too good to resist. thanks for watching. anderson starts now. good ink, everyone. we begin tonight with special coverage of the anti-american wild fire that is now burning across the arab world and beyond. you are looking live at the scene in cairo after another day of rage targeting the american embassy. some of the protesters outraged by a shadowy bizarre anti-muslim video. others have motives we don't entirely understand, maybe foot soldiers in the struggle for power inside egypt and elsewhere. some may simply be angry people who until now haven't had a target for their rage. whatever the true motivations, it is not just cairo, benghazi,
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libya, where four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, sean smith, former navy s.e.a.l., glen doherty and sadly, breaking news about the fourth victims, tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l. as well. according to knsd, woods was from imperial beach. he was 41 years old. his ex-wife, telling the station that he loved being a s.e.a.l. more than life itself. we do have late developments on an arrest in connection with his killing as well as the search for additional suspects and the libyans, many of whom have expressed shock and out rage over the killings. the anti-american flames are spreading. in addition to egypt and libya, protests inem min, sudan, iraq, march oklahomore rockco. it is not just contained in the arab world.
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it is not just contained there. the most deadly happened in yemen. protesters breaching a wall at the u.s. embassy with several thousand more chanting in the street. police opened fire on the crowd. four protesters reported dead. two dozen security officers were hurt as well. in cairo, in the meantime, at least 19 people were hurt in massive demonstrations there, demonstrations that as we just showed have continued into the night. the crowd throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, police responding with tear gas. some protesters said they hadn't seen the anti-muslim video in question but were outraged by reports about it, by the idea of it. late today, egypt's muslim brotherhood, which controls the country's newly elected government put out a statement targeting the filmmaker. it says, we denounce abuse of all mess jers of god, prophets and apostles and condemn this
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heinous crime. otherwise, such acts will continue to cause devout muslims across the world to suspect and even loath the west, especially for the usa for allowing their citizens to violate what they hold dear and holy. the brother goes on to call for criminal charges against the filmmaker. the spokesman softening the tone saying, we condemned both movie as well as violent protesting in all our statements, arabic and english. president obama had this to say. >> i wouldn't say we consider them an ally or an enemy. they are a new government that is trying to find their way. they were democratically elected. we are going to have to see how they respond to this incident. >> egypt has been designated one of 15 major nonnato allies,
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including israel, japan and south korea. nothg has changed from a policy standpoint on the political front, white house spokesman trying to contain any damage saying mr. obama was speaking col low quee alley, not literally. that fuzzy language with the pictures we are getting from cairo and beyond. a lot to talk about on many different fronts. ben wedeman is on the ground in cairo, fran counsel setownsend , the member of the cia external advisory committee. also with us fowadi, senior fellow at stanford institution. >> ben, is that firing in the background right now? >> reporter: actually, anderson, what that is is protesters firing fireworks in the direction of security forces which are literally right below this balcony. this is happening sort of on an hourly basis throughout the day
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and well into the night. >> so what is the atmosphere like? is this still about that video? >> it is. we have spent some time speaking to the protesters. that obviously, that video is what they acclaim or explain is the reason for their presence outside the embassy but as i've seen in previous clashes here in cairo, a dynamic sets in where it is really a fight between basically young men who are sort of high on adrenaline against the security forces and sort of the politics seems to disappear. symbolically, the fact that these clashes have been going on around the clock for well over 24 hours is a worrying thing for an embassy which for years under the mubarak regime, existed quite peacefully. certainly, we saw, you mentioned that statement from the muslim
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brotherhood, the number two in the muslim brotherhood did publish a statement condemning the attack on the u.s. embassy, condemning the killing of u.s. diplomates in libya. there is a dichotomy of messages. in english, they seem to be farrell soft and conciliatory as far as the united states. in arabic, a much harsher tone and in some respects, not all together condemning the current protests outside the u.s. embassy here. >> ben, we are going to continue the conversation. we are going to come back to you. if you need for any security reason to step inside, we will certainly understand that. fran, we now know the identity of the fourth victim, tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l. i know you didn't know him personally. we have all spent a lot of time
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in hotspots jeeoverseas. >> that's right, anderson. when you look at glen doherty and tyrone woods, the function they perform really allows the united states to be in dangerous places where we need to be in order to protect long-term the american people and american interests. our diplomates wouldn't be there in those parts of the world without those kind of men. his sister said sh regards him as an american hero. if more people understood the mission and what they are doing in these dangerous places as well as how woods and doherty behaved in response to the attack on the consulate, everyone would regard them as a hero. >> when you hear the statement the muslim brotherhood made, what do you make of it? >> this is like a tragedy. we have been there before. we have seen them with the famous novel "satanic verses." we have seen them.
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they involve this clash of values between people in the west that do things and insist on freedom of expression and people in the islamic world who live on raw nerves and are willing and eager to be offended. they are young people. ben wedeman said it well. they are there and they gather in front of the u.s. embassies. the embassies are like fortresses and symbols of this great, distant power. people see the embassies. they are the opposite. they are a place to go and get a visa and get hell out of these countries and places where you think great conspiracies are being hatched against the islamic people and the message and the truth of islam. allow me one thing. i watched that trailer, this trailer. it is unbelievable. it is from right out of the gutter. as a muslim, i was born a muslim. i am not observant. there is something about it, the
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vulgarity of the whole thing. it wasn't a work of art. it was intended as a work of insii insitement. people should be willing to be offended. i think large numbers of people in the islamic world are not willing to look the other way and be offended. >> is that a function, you think, of the state with which society is, the evolution of society there, the repression that they have had? how do you explain it? >> a lot of people look at it and say, well, you don't see other places in the world. the book of mormon and you don't see people being upset. people accept criticism or sat tire or offense about the religion. >> muslims have a high barrier on insults of the prophet. they have come into the modern world bearing these ideas that they should not be offended,
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that they should be given a pass in the world. i can't really emphasize the absolute disgust i had watching this video. there is no excuse for it. when you hear the sad producer, who we don't know who the hell he is, when he says, i made this film and i was financed by 100 jewish investors. it was almost like two birds with one stone. insulting islam and implicating the jus. . >> president obama, you heard in that clip, he just said he doesn't consider egypt an ally. the state department had to walk that back. the white house tried to clarify that. are they trying to send a message to the egyptian government? what's going on. >> i think it is unfortunate that there has been this walking back of the president's statement. look, imagine how the president and the white house must feel right now. you have the egyptians onotice before the first protest in
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cairo and the egyptians failed to put force there and barbed wire and protect the embassy in advance of the first protest. after it occurred, they were very slow to issue a condemnation. it was sort of a weak condemnation. so the president is angry, i suspect. they are angry and disappointed. they are not sure that the muslim brotherhood is going to be a real and strong ally and help them push this back and protect our people. if the president just sort of owned, he is angry with them and disappointed at the egyptians and their reaction, he would have had all americans say, me too. we have this sort of half language, they are an ally and not an enemy. i think it is foolish. they should just own the fact that we are disappointed with the egyptians. we invest a lot of money in military aide to them and we have a right to expect more.
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>> tomorrow is a day of prayer in the muslim brotherhood. they call for protest against this film. how do they plan to insure these gatherings don't spiral out of control? it seems a real potential for more provocation. >> >> reporter: anderson, they say they are going to have protests across egypt in mosques in cities from the north and the south but not in the area of the american embassy or tahrir square, which is right next to it. the problem is, of quocourse, c they control it if the large numbers come out? we have seen protests in cairo before, which start outside of tahrir square. by sort of a natural motion of the street here, they end up in the square. the muslim brotherhood is not the only islamist group in the country. you have the sell afees who have played a much more active role
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in these protests. they may see this as an opportunity to gain more creed credibility and undermine the muslim brotherhood. >> there is a battle between the salafies and the must lilim brothers. >> they are there and the muslim brotherhood is in a delicate condition. it plays the game. it is a fundamentalist organization. egypt has always had these deep wells of anti-americanism. at the height of the relationship with hosni mubarak, in every public opinion survey, the egyptians were fierce anti-americans. that's the truth of that demented raelgs sh demented relationship. president obama fell for the allusion that he could sweet-talk the society out of
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their rage and cairo. he went to cairo for famous speech. he believed that he had capped the volcano in the islamic world. >> fran, ben, it is good to have you all here. we are going to come back. obviously, we are on facebook and twitter. i'm tweeting tonight. next, trying to find the killers that struck in benghazi. manhunt far from over. marines are on their way. we are going to update you on that and talk about what kind of force will be brought to bear when more suspects are identified. we will talk about bob bear and retired brigadier general, david grant. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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le welcome back. as protests erupt, it is important to remember that the city where americans were murdered is where americans help liberate. there are people that were grateful thanking americans and ambassador stevens who had many friends denouncing terrorism. for its part, the libyan government which first took root has condemned the killings. the libyan prime minister announcing that one suspect is in custody. ar arwa damon is in benghazi and bob baer and retired bringing deer general. >> reporter: they are saying they have arrested one individual in association with these attacks. they are not saying which organization he may have been apart of. they have been saying they are in pursuit of four or five other individuals. the government is fully aware it
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has the responsibility to the united states to which it is greatly indebted and to its own people to take concrete action against those that have perpetrated this attack and serious pli adjust the issue that these militias that roam around with impunity. this is not the first time western interests have been targeted. the government now does realize it does have to begin to put measures into place to reign in these groups. it has in the past. it is not capable of going up against these various armed extremist militias. it is most certainly going to take all of the effort that it possibly can to conduct this joint investigation with the united states. the tragedy of what has transpired is not lost on anyone here at this point in time. they are also fully aware of
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what the potential consequences could possibly be, anderson. >> cnn susan kelly has learned that u.s. intelligence learns it is very unlikely it was core al qaeda but officials are not ready to identify a group. you have talked about how that area has become a hot bed for militant groups and that this could be just beginning. >> reporter: i think it is. there are large parts of the country that are definitely not under the control of the central government. he keep on hear of weapons going into the subsaharan, africa. it doesn't matter whether it is al qaeda or the salafis. there are weapons all over libya. it is going to be an extremely difficult investigation to conduct, especially for america. we simply can't put people out around town and around the
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country. it is too dangerous. we have to defer to the lib yans. a new government. they are not particularly well-trained. we don't know who these people are exactly. it is a chaotic situation. i don't think we should expect answers any time soon. >> general grange, a lot of the foreign jihadis came from eastern libya. they are employing drones to the region. how do you go about launching a military response if it comes to that against militants inside libya? it seems complicated. >> it is very difficult. i have just been over there twice and moved around between tr tripoli and benghazi. you have sheikhs and tribal chiefs and ministries. no one controls everything.
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we have met very good people there, moved around with them. we had to change our route several times because of the salafis getting worse we were there and they were worried about our movement. we had to change. when our people go in there targeting, who do you hold responsible? how do you find them? you can't pun shallish a popula. it is very difficult to find those that are responsible and take much action. we have to reinforce the consulate and the embassy with marines. we have to have a force off the coast to do emergency evacuation if required. the libyans basically asked us. we are the civilian private organization now. we set up humanitarian assistance pr assistance prospects. they are all wearing american flag pins on their clothes. they didn't want the inese or other nationalities. they wanted us. we are very slow to get set up there. you are not going to stop some
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militant groups but you sure can influence the population. i think we can do a better job of that. >> you are in benghazi. what is the atmosphere there now? we saw some pictures and rallies supporting the united states there. is it predominantly pro or anti-u.s. sentiment there? can you tell? >> reporter: we landed a few hours ago in the middle of the night. the libyans i was talking to on the flight over, ones i met since i have been on the ground, are all appalled at what happened. many of them are completely speechless and still in shock. many of them want to empathsize. it goes to show how sinister this country request potentially come. the government has to at this point in time figure out a way to get these weapons off the
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street and back into its own control. that is one of the biggest challenges moving forward. the government has had to implement a series of policies to bring these various militias, fighting brigades into the security forces, trying to persuade them to give up their weapons. all up until now, the result has failed. the result is a lot of these groups, some of them extremist entities have been able to operate with impunity and have no motivation, don't have the confidence and leadership to have the incentive to want to lay their weapons down. many feeling it is in their right to carry these guns. you end up in some part of the countries having these systems that are being run by the armed gangs which we have no control whatsoever. >> very briefly. i think a lot of people seeing this will find it hard to believe that local groups,
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libyans themselves in benghazi, don't know who the groups are and don't know who is active and who is behind this. isn't intelligence gathering at this point crucial? >> reporter: it is absolutely crucial. the libyans do know. the problem is, we haven't been there long enough to put the pieces together as we did with al qaeda after 9/11. it took us ten years to get to the leadership and target these drones. we are in the same position we were on 9/11 when we went into afghanistan, trying to figure out who was who. this is a very long conflict. this one will be too. >> bob baer, appreciate your expertise and dave grange too. we are learning more about the so-called filmmaker who is in hiding tonight. we are learning more about who he is. that's next. textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.?
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strong words from secretary of state, hillary clinton, about the anti-muslim film that has ignited so much furry across the middle east. she says the u.s. government rejects the film's content and message. short clips from produced on the internet. the filmmaker is said to be in hiding. a lot of people are trying to track him down. when c nn tried to obtain a cop of the permit. sam bacile, a name that surfaced early is a fake. miguel marquez investigates. >> reporter: he is a shadowy maker of filmmakers. in 1997, basseley spent a year
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in prison. in 2010, another year for fraud. >> these are some of the documents for sam bacile or nakoula bassel. yechlt nakoula. investigators had a hard time tracking him down as well. he had several addresses, many social s social security numbers and lots of names. >> he used 17 different times, samba seal. kurt dafraka and p.j. thomas. anything having anything to do with sam bassil is scared to death. a man that lives here says that nakoula bassi. used his address to get credit cards and he found out about it and called the police and hasn't seen him since. members associated with his many identities turned up nothing. >> the number you dialed is not a working number.
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>> even anti-islamic activists that worked with him say they were never exactly sure who he was. >> sam was not his real name. i knew that. >> reporter: the same is troo you for the actors in his movie. >> he told me he was from israel and going to show td movie in egypt. either i assumed he was from egypt. >> reporter: this is the best address we have for sam bacile. we are going to try one more time to talk to him. mr. bacile, mr. nakoula, it is miguel marquez with cnn. >> reporter: this house the
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center of the home of a man who has many questions hanging over his head. >> there were many reports that he claimed to be jewish israeli-american. we now know that is not the case, correct? >> reporter: it sounds like he was putting this deception out there as well. certainly, a dangerous deception. he told cast members that he was israeli at one point at well. today, we did confirm, we talked to the bishop of an egyptian-coptic church in the los angeles area and egyptian friends of his who confirms, he is egyptian and coptic christians. this is raising concerns for coptic christians in egypt and what the response there will be. >> miguel marquez, thank you. >> reporter: anderson, ben bernanke announced that the federal reserve is moving to jump-start the sluggish economy. expanding the policy known as quantitative easing. beginning tomorrow, it will buy billions of dollars of additional bonds in hopes of keeping long-term interest rates
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and mortgage rates low with a goal of boosting spending and hiring. wall street loved the fed's move. the dow jumped 210 points closing at the highest level. the nasdaq rose substantially as well. hundreds of people paid tribute to neil armstrong. he was the first person to walk on the moon on july 20th, 1969. the head of nasa remembered him for his courage, grace and humility. neil armstrong died at the age of 82, a truly american hero. thanks. a new polling shows the presidential race may be shifting to ohio and florida. a bigger lead is opening up for president obama. we will talk about details. he breaks out the numbers and our political panel weighs in.
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anti-american anger spreads across north africa and east asia. protesters were killed in yemen. hundreds are tossing rocks and molotov cocktails. we will go back as 360 continues. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again.
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we are going to go back to egypt and middle east. let's talk raw politics. democrats criticize mitt romney for his comments about the embassy attacks. he claimed the obama administration's first response demonstrated sympathy for the attackers. last night we showed you how governor romney got his facts and some timeline wrong. today, he didn't back down. here is what he told abc's george steph nop po lis. what i said is that the statement was inaproep why you. >> they didn't say it was
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showing sympathy for the attackers. >> it was not directly applicable and appropriate for the setting. i think it should have been taken down. apparently, the white house felt the same way. >> no direct and ai is politics. i'm not going to worry about the campaign. >> new polling out tonight. the question is, should romney be worried? >> i spoke a short time ago with john king who crunches the new poll numbers with gloria and david. >> walk us through the new numbers. what do they tell us about where the race is? >> we are going to go through five battleground states. what they tell you, a very close race but advantage for the president. let's start in colorado. brand new numbers in colorado, where the president was today. they show you american research group poll. the president up two points in battle ground colorado, within the margin of error. that tells you you have a dead heat. mitt romney has hoped to make michigan the state he was born. he wanted to make that a battleground. look at this, republican superpacs pulled out.
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not spending ad money. we see the president with a 10-point lead in michigan, a state romney wanted to put into play. it looks pretty bleak right now. mitt romney probably can't win the white house if he doesn't win ohio. two polls out with a bit of a conflict. american research showed a dead heat, 48-47. the new wall street journal poll showed the president with a seven-point lead. the president's teams hopes these numbers are right and not those numbers. if that ohio number is right, that's trouble for mitt romney. two more quick once. over to virginia, the president won did last time. mitt romney likely needs to win it this time. a five-point gap in the nbc wall street journal poll. a slight lead for the president. let's drop down to florida. the same exact thing. you have the same number, same poll. if you add it all up, what do you have? the president tends to have a small, looks like a slightly
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growing lead. not out of reach for mitt romney but the math favors the president the republicans had their convention in florida but the poll according to john suggests the president may have gained ground to the state. do you think those numbers will come as a surprise to the romney campaign? >> the problem for the romney campaign, whether it is a surprise or not, the fact that paul ryan on the ticket may affect senior voters or people about to be senior voters. medicare is a big issue. the romney campaign knew it was a gamble to put paul ryan on the ticket. this he hope it gives them the state of wisconsin. it probably does not help them in florida. >> romney trying to turn things back to the economy. take a look at the poll. last year, 6 out of 10 voters we spoke to were pessimistic about the economy. two-thirds said they think the economy will be in good shape a year from now. does that surprise you? do you think it should worry the
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romney campaign? >> it does surprise me. it should worry the romney camp. the argument is that president obama is going nowhere with his economic plan. the president is not going to pull out under his leadership. come take a chance with me. if two-thirds of the people in the country think we are going to be in better shape a year from now why change horses in mid stream. i don't think that is good news for the romney camp. in the ohio poll that came out from nbc merris. the first state poll i where it said obama would do a better job handling the economy than romney. >> not only is the president winning ohio. he has a four-point edge on that question. >> if he holds that edge, we have 54 days to go, if he holds that edge, the map gets almost impossible. here is where we are now. we have said this before. 237 for the president. 191 for mitt romney. you have to get to 270 to win.
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if this state goes blue, it becomes almost impossible. it puts the president on the doorstep, number one. number two, if ohio is going democratic, look, ohio is more conservative than iowa. it is really hard to argue that if ohio is going democratic iowa won't go democratic. you do that. the president is one or two states away. mitt romney is essentially -- if barack obama wins ohio, mitt romney has to draw to an inside strait to win the election. no republican has won the white house since abraham lincoln days without winning ohio. >> anderson, when you look back to, say, february, mitt romney was doing a lot better than president obama on who is better able to handle the economy, maybe by five, six, seven points, depending on what poll you look at. as you see that gap shrink, that's worrisome for the romney campaign. that's been their calling card. every minute they spend talking about foreign policy is a minute wasted, because they have to talk about the economy.
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if the public doesn't believe he is necessarily the best man to take care of the economy, what's the rational for the candidacy? >> talking about foreign policy is especially bad if you don't talk about it well. >> we still have a long way to go before the election, 60 or so days. these numbers are not insurmountable. >> mitt romney has a very reasonable chance to take this. it is putting morend more pressure on him, not only to tie the first debate but to win the first debate. he has to take it away from the president. that's a hard thing to do as a challenger. >> is this just a convention bounce? >> i think it is a convention bounce, but the atmospherics are changing. the fact is president obama is running a better campaign than mitt romney right now. mitt romney should win this if you look at the underlying conditions, all the models for this. obama is running a better calm pain. just this week, we saw if mitt
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romney is going to win, he is going to take it through the debates or when special, new events come up. he has to be able to capitalize on them. >> we just had this new event with libya and egypt. what happened? he bungled it. to have mitt romney on the defense over this question when we are attacked in our embassies, that is inept. david gergen, gloria borger, john king, thank you. with the election less than eight weeks away, we are taking a look at the issues that keep everyone up at night, especially voters. we poll registered voters to find out what is on everyone's minds. this week, we are taking a close look at the top economic concerns. housing was number fiv taxes were number four. tonight, number two, the federal deficit. someone has made it his mission to promote fiscal responsibilities. david walker, the former comp
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controller general of the united states. we caught up with him on a bus tour through swing states with a group he founded, the comeback american initiative. here is what he told us. >> what keeps me up at night is the deteriorating financial condition of the cun tri, escalating deficits in debt and what it could mean to our future as a country and my grandchildren. >> is not an unsolvable problem. the greatest threat to america's future is not terrorism. it is not some country. it is our own fiscal irresponsibility. during the past five or so years, i have been to 49 states doing town hall meetings. what i've found is that the american people are actually a lot smarter than politicians realize. the united states is a great country but it is not exempt from the laws of prudent finance. you can't sfendpend a lot more y than you take in and charge it to the credit card and not expect to have a day of reckoning.
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it could look like what's happening in europe where all of the sudden, people realize the country's financial condition is a lot worse than advertised. a worst-case scenario, a depression. if we have a debt crisis in the u.s., it would be a global depression. nobody would be able to hide. >> anybody who signs a pledge on the right that says, i will never raise taxes, they are part of the problem. they are not part of the solution. anybody on the left who signs a pledge that says, i won't reform social security, medicare and medicaid, they are part of the problem, not part of the solution. >> what we are trying to do is to make sure that this election cycle, that we make this the top issue. we need to wake up, make top transformational changes and if we do that, our future will be better than our past? other countries have done it. we can do it. let's get on with it. >> tomorrow night, we will have a look at everyone's number one concern. we are going to go live to cairo. ben wedeman and david
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welcome back. we want to update you on the breaking news. authorities just released the fourth man killed at the embassy, tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l., as was glen doherty and sean smith and chris stevens. hundreds have clashed with police and tonight and all day long. ben wedeman is there and david kirkpatrick. ben, you have been there among the protesters. you were telling us earlier a little bit about what you her. what kind of sense do you have about who exactly they are? are they part of an organized group or just young men looking for trouble? >> reporter: by and large, they seem to be young men looking for trouble. they are the same sort of young
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men between 15 and 25 that i've seen in other protests that had nothing to do with this particular subject. if you listen to some of the slogans they are shouting as they are throwing the molotov cocktails and rocks at the security forces, they don't sound very islamic at all. in fact, they can't even reproduce them on family television. you do get the feeling that even though these protests were sparked by this issue of this video on youtube, at this point, it is morphed into the usual sort of street battle between angry young men and the security forces an the issue behind it seems to have faded as this street fighting simply continues as we've seen so many times before. anderson? >> david, that may change hours from now, friday, after prayers, the muslim brotherhood has called for for protest
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nationwide. you have spoken to the muslim brotherhood officials. what are they telling you about the protests? how concerned are they about anring the united states or are they concerned? >> well, i think they are quite concerned about the feedback they are getting from president obama and the american government right now. there was a conspicuous silence of the president where the embassy was breached and the protests went on and the neck night as the protests continued. i think that rubbed a lot of american officials the wrong way at the highest level. especially since the americans had just brought a trade delegation of 100 businessmen here in an effort to try to drum up new money and investment for the egyptian government. on the heels of that, just as they are about to leave and american has been selling egypt, this attack for the american embassy, no aapology or expresses of concern for the new
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president. i think the new president here heard about that from president obama in a phone call. what we see today, leaders of the muslim brotherhood doing everything they can to assure the americans that they are not sorry this happened and they don't blame the american government for condoning this video. that brings us back to the protests in the street. i have watched these things before. we have seen many times this sort of street violence. it is just really about anger. police anger and the protesters. i wondered whether when we had a more legitimate elected government that would change. this is one of the first signs it is not going to change. in fact, when i heard what i was tired of protesting today, some impatience with the president. impatience that he hasn't done more to stand up to the u.s. i heard people talking about, you have to kick out the american ambassador, cancel his
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upcoming trip. people are angry at their own president for not speaking out more forcefully on this video. >> david kirkpatrick, i appreciate your reporting and ben wedeman as well. be careful in the days ahead. we are going to be right back. n abigail higgins had... ...a tree that bore the most rare and magical fruit. which provided for their every financial need. and then, in one blinding blink of an eye, their tree had given its last. but with their raymond james financial advisor,
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>> looking one last time this hour, the streets of cairo just steps away from the u.s. embassy, it and other diplomatic locations around the air rob world